Heathrow Airport Border Staff Seize Missile Parts Being Sent to Iran

August 2, 2018


Martin Bentham


MSN News

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The United Kingdom’s HM Revenue and Customs has opened an investigation after the UK’s Border Force thwarted a suspected attempt to send missile warhead components to Iran via Heathrow airport. While inspecting freight departing from the airport, authorities identified at least two “O rings,” which are pieces of rubber that can be used to form seals in rockets. The parts were supposedly destined for use at an Iranian oil refinery; however, Border Force authorities suspected that they were actually intended for use in missiles.